Oral Cloze (Fill in the Blank)
Purpose: To encourage predicting
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Materials: Reading passage
Preparation: Choose a reading passage with content that is familiar to your students.
- Read out loud from a reading passage. Stop before a key word. Ask the students to tell you what the next word is.
- If a student gives you the correct word, keep going. If a student gives you a word that means the same, keep going. If a student gives you a word that does not mean the same as the target word, stop and read the sentence again.
- If they are still unable to give you the correct word, tell them the word and continue. Take time to review any sentences and vocabulary that were difficult for the students.